2024-01-07 — A House for the LORD to Dwell with His Word

Joint Worship Service: Grace Lutheran Church & School – Fridley, MN (USA) and Grace Evangelistic Lutheran Church – Paynesville, Liberia (LIBERIA)

Epiphany Season:
Date: January 7, 2024

Theme: A House for the LORD to Dwell with His Word

– 1 Kings 8:6-13

– ( Pastor John Hein & Pastor: Joseph Kwiwalazu)

The Order of Worship:

Liturgy: Bulletin


TLH 465 : Christ Is Our Corner-Stone Hymnary.org link
Jesus, come and cleanse me so that I can work for You.
TLH 292 : Lord Jesus Christ, With Us Abide Hymnary.org link
The road was blocked, but Jesus has cleared the way for me.

Scripture Readings:

Colossians 3:12-17
John 4:19-26

Theme: A House for the LORD to Dwell with His Word

1 Kings 8:6–13 (Listen)

Then the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place in the inner sanctuary of the house, in the Most Holy Place, underneath the wings of the cherubim. For the cherubim spread out their wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim overshadowed the ark and its poles. And the poles were so long that the ends of the poles were seen from the Holy Place before the inner sanctuary; but they could not be seen from outside. And they are there to this day. There was nothing in the ark except the two tablets of stone that Moses put there at Horeb, where the LORD made a covenant with the people of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt. 10 And when the priests came out of the Holy Place, a cloud filled the house of the LORD, 11 so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.

Solomon Blesses the Lord

12 Then Solomon said, “The LORD has said that he would dwell in thick darkness. 13 I have indeed built you an exalted house, a place for you to dwell in forever.”